Dave Graham Captain
Sadly Dave passed away, aged 79, on Saturday 15th June 2019. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.
Thank you to Liz & Malcolm Cutter, and to Eddie Lord for passing on the message. Eddie remembers many flights with Dave back in the day. RIP Dave.
From Chris Yardley : So sorry to receive this news. RIP Dave
From Sally Simmonds : Very sorry to hear.
From Caron Phillips : RIP Captain, and my condolences to his family and friends
From Beryl Mason : So sorry to hear this news, Dave was lovely softly spoken man. Well respected by all. RIP
From Brenda Mills : Oh no! such a lovely guy. Was always a pleasure to fly with him.
From Ian Corby : Really sorry to hear that Dave has died! Always a pleasure to fly with him! RIP Dave!!
From Rosemary David Whitten : How very sad. Condolences to his family. RIP
From Tony Cutting : RIP Dave good captain and nice chap, condolences to family and friends
From Jenny Thomas : Very sad to hear this RIP lovely man
From Karen McManus : Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.
From John W Rushworth-Potter : RIP Dave. Always the gentleman.
From Jim Williams : RIP Capt. Dave
From Dave Phillips : Very sad news. A popular Captain and a pleasure to fly with.
From David Heal : A very nice Man who had many friends
From Don Eckford
I did my Viscount and 1-11 training with Dave, so we go back a long way, always good company and a lovely guy with a great sense of humour. My condolences to his family.
From Mike Swift
David was the skipper when we operated out of Recife back to the UK. Half way across the Atlantic I was informed over the radio that shortly after take off Christine (nee Borton) had given birth to our son (David). David announced the news to the passengers after landing and ordered drinks for the crew. He also arranged a car to take me from the aircraft via express customs clearance to my car so I could get to the hospital in Eastbourne ASAP. That just shows what a gentleman David was. My condolences to his family. RIP David.
From Nikki Mitchell
A charming man, I still have a beautiful book on The Raj that he gave me. A pleasure to have known him, condolences to all his family and friends. Sleep well Capt. Graham
From Kim Widdup : I’m so sorry to hear this very sad news. RIP kind man x
From Denny Gaskell
I’m so very sad to hear this news. Always a pleasure to fly with Captain Graham. Such a lovely man. Fly high, Dave. RIP XX
From Ann Roberts : RIP Dave fly high Captain
From Frances Firmin : Dave gone to the great sleep, such a lovely lovely man with a twinkle in the eye and always a smile.
From Judith Oliemans
My sincere condolences to Dave 's family. He was a lovely man, a gentle man and a gentleman. May hè rest in peace.
From Marjorie Anglesea Jackson : Sad news, RIP Captain Graham
From Phil Benson
Dave was one of my favourite Captains to fly with. He was such a gentle, laid back sort of chap with a lovely sense of humour. He had a reputation for being so laid back that he would on occasions, appear to fall asleep. I remember the old John Wilson telling me a story that he was doing a flight from Jersey to Gatwick on a 1-11 with Dave as his Captain. It was John's sector. Dave appeared to nod off in the (very short) cruise. That meant that John had to fly and navigate the aeroplane as well as doing the non-handling pilot's duties too (answering the radio and keeping the paperwork up to date) that Dave should have been doing. John was so incensed that he decided to wake Dave up by testing the APU fire bell that has the same noise as an engine fire warning. Dave woke up with a start and wasn't very happy about being woken up to what appeared to be an emergency.
From Trevor Howe
Dave lived in my local area for some time and we commuted down from Teesside on BMA many times. His funeral was at Barningham, and my village cricket team played there a few days later and I will visit the churchyard shortly.
If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at BCalatribute@outlook.com
Condolences were also extended by:
Dave Thaxter, Kris Massie, Graham Waters, Stuart Powney, Christine Jegu, Ian Jones, Mike Keely, Dave Phillips, Adrian Ball, Mike Hawkey, Jenny Thomas, Julie Nuttall, Peter Durran, Fran Cox, Riaz Butt, Una Allman, Jim Williams, Richard Church, Fee Flee,
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Dave's servce was held on Friday 5th July at St. Michaels and All angels Church
Address: Barningham, Richmond, Co Durham, DL11 7DP.
The family extended a warm welcome to any of Dave's colleagues and friends to join them at his service.